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Jul 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
governor george w. bush going up against al gore said, quote, my opponent believes the government owns the surplus. i believe the surplus is the people's money and we ought to handsome of it back, end quote. and hand it back, newly elected bush eventually did. he was able to pass two tax cuts. in 2001 and 2003. there were more of them in 2006. they did it flew a process called reconciliation. that's the same process used to pass health care reform. now, the tax cuts first expiration date was back in 2010. the cuts were then extended for another two years after vice president biden and senator mitch mcconnell brokered a deal. that brings us to the president's new call to extend those rates, but only for people making less than $250,000. a lot of claims are being thrown back and forth. we wanted to break down fact and fiction. let's listen first to what the president had to say yesterday. >> what's holding us back from meeting these challenges. it's not a lack of plans. it's not a lack of ideas. is it a stalemate in this town, in washington, between two very different views about wh
Jul 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
birthday. >>> when it comes to life in the white house, eight years was enough for george w. bush. the former president sitting down for a rare interview with the hoover institute talking about politics. mr. bush says now that he's crawled out of the swamp, he's not crawling back in. but he says it was pretty cool while it lasted. >> i really don't want to be in the public eye anymore. and feel a certain sense of liberation in not being up there. >> you like it better? >> i really do. look, eight years was awesome. i was famous and i was powerful. but i have -- i have no desire for fame and power anymore. >> i covered him for a long time. i've never seen someone who can better separate work and play. work and relaxation. i'm sure he is enjoying his retirement. no question about that. the former president also explained why he's been reluctant to publicly express his views since leaving office. he says it could undermine the current president and he doesn't want any part of that. >> i saw him recently at a texas rangers game. yeah. he was having a pretty good time. >> loves his baseball
Jul 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
groups and paid for it with white suburban women. in 2000 when then governor george w bush offered up conservatism, that was perceived as being amenable to minority groups if you will. one of the things mitt romney will talk about today is going to be the issue the economy. he'll talk about the fact that 53% of black wealth has been wiped out because of the home crisis. the real number in some places is somewhere 28, 30% among black youth, when you talk about the importance of small businesses, black women, one of the fastest growing groups when it comes to small businesses in in country, the problem now of course is they likely started the businesses with home equity loans. so those are going to be some of the issues romney will focus on. >> it will be interesting to see if governor romney decides to touch on voting rights act and text challenge being you're in texas. >> he has to say something about it. >> make the last statement quick. >> i think he's going to have to touch on that. >> huge touch for african-american -- issue for african-americans. >> sometimes you realize too late
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